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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5477647/Horror-Prague-National-Museum-finds-diamonds-fake.html

Diamonds and sapphires kept at the Czech National Museum in Prague and thought to be worth millions have been found to be fake.

A 5-carat diamond acquired by the museum in 1968 has been revealed to be a worthless piece of cut glass during an audit by concerned curators.

Meanwhile a 19-carat sapphire bought by the museum for 200,000 crowns (£7,000) in 1978 has been found to be a cheap imitation worth only a fraction of that sum.

Half of the museum's collection of rubies are also thought to be fakes.  



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I’ve never been interested in sparkly things or what they’re “worth” so that story of a museum paying out lots just gave me a really belly laugh. xD That laugh thing didn’t do it justice!

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1 minute ago, spygirl said:

I remember that. Brass necked that bloke. 

Just now, Economic Exile said:

I’ve never been interested in sparkly things or what they’re “worth” so that story of a museum paying out lots just gave me a really belly laugh. xD That laugh thing didn’t do it justice!

I bet they were genuine but have been replaced by some clever employee over the years. 

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Two possibilities:

 

1. The Russians nicked the lot under pain of death for anyone who said anything about it.

 

2. Someone nicked them whe the Iron Curtain down or since then. Inside job - someone who realised oneday that he or she was the only one who knew what they had, where they were kept and had access to them.

 

When the Iron Curtain came down you can imagine someone thinking "Well, if I don't take them then someone else will.".

They might not even have been stolen for wealth but simply because some admired their beauty. They could be in an old pot on a mantlepiece somewhere in Prague.

 

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3 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Two possibilities:

 

1. The Russians nicked the lot under pain of death for anyone who said anything about it.

 

2. Someone nicked them whe the Iron Curtain down or since then. Inside job - someone who realised oneday that he or she was the only one who knew what they had, where they were kept and had access to them.

 

When the Iron Curtain came down you can imagine someone thinking "Well, if I don't take them then someone else will.".

They might not even have been stolen for wealth but simply because some admired their beauty. They could be in an old pot on a mantlepiece somewhere in Prague.

 

So you think they were genuine when purchased?

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Just now, One percent said:

So you think they were genuine when purchased?

 

Perhaps. Numerous scenarios.

The Russians sucked the Eastern European countries dry during the Warsaw Pact days - the peoples of those countries were effectively slave labour for the Russins with virtually all the food, iron, coal, etc, etc, heading towards Russia. Why not take all the jewels as well?

 

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I wonder what Karlštejn was protecting now!

There is one room upstairs in Národní Muzeum that just contains masses of different minerals. Don't remember any precious stones. Special exhibition when I was there about the first republic in the inter-war years. Much more interesting than some rocks. 

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